January 2012

IZA DP No. 6291: Innovation, Employment and Skills in Advanced and Developing Countries: A Survey of the Literature

published in: Journal of Economic Issues, 2014, 48 (1), 123-154

This paper critically discusses the theoretical and empirical literature on the quantitative and qualitative employment impact of technological change, compares the relative explanatory power of the competing theories, and explains in detail the macro and micro evidence on the issue, with reference both to the advanced economies and the developing countries (DCs).